Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
and my good friend, vice president joe biden. throughout his career as a public servant, vice president biden has championed issues that are critical to the prosperity and growth of america's cities, and he has engaged directly with the u.s. conference of mayors on a regular basis. during our annual meeting this past june in orlando, vice president biden pledged that the obama administration would make sure that future infrastructure investments are more targeted to local areas. in november, last year, the vice president hosted our leadership in the white house to discuss the fiscal cliff and the concerns of mayors regarding both investment programs and tax-exempt financing. whenever there's a major issue that demands attention, again and again and again, vice president joe biden has shown the leadership and courage needed to help move our nation in the right direction. and that is why i was certainly heartened when president obama asked vice president biden to lead a special task force to develop responses to the tragedy not only at sandy hook elementary school, but the daily
Jan 16, 2013 8:00pm EST
. please have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. let me begin by thanking our vice president, joe biden, for your dedication, joe, to this issue, for bringing so many different voices to the table, because while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a divisive one. over the month since the tragedy in newtown, we've heard from so many, and obviously none have affected us more than the families of those gorgeous children and their teachers and guardians who were lost, and so we're grateful for all of you taking the time to be here and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again. we also heard from unexpected people. in particular, i started getting a lot of letters from kids. four of them are here today. graham, julia, kenny and taja. they're pretty represented of some of the messages that i got. these are some pretty smart letters from some pretty smart young people. henna, a third grader. you can go ahead and wave, henna. that's you. henna wrote, i feel terrible for
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am EST
president joe biden will join michael nutter today at 12:30 eastern here on c-span. at 6:30 p.m., tablas smileys posted for on -- - tavis smiley posts a forum on poverty. we will bring it to you live here on c-span. >> he had been talking about this dream that he had. he talked about it for years -- the american dream and it becomes his dream and he had been in detroit just a few months before and he had talked about "i have a dream that america will someday realize these principles in the declaration of independence." i think he was just inspired by that moment. >> sunday, the journey of clayborne carson. it is part of three days of book-tv this weekend, monday featuring authors and books on the inauguration. >> president obama officials launched his effort to reduce gun violence wednesday calling for action in congress and signing 23 executive orders to deal with the issue. speaking before an audience that included the families of those killed last month newtown connecticut shooting, the president specifically called for an assault weapons ban, a better background checks, plus
Jan 18, 2013 1:00am EST
. >> yesterday vice president joe biden spoke long gun control on the meeting of mayors.